Steve Spangler is the Education Keynote Speaker Event Planners Trust… and Audiences Never Forget

With over 6,500 presentations to his credit, Steve Spangler has earned the trust and respect of conference organizers and event planners from around the globe who rely on his ability to create unforgettable experiences that connect and engage audiences of all ages.

Steve Spangler is a popular speaker at state and national education conferences, association meetings, school district events, administrator retreats, STEM conferences, and any other event where participants are focused on engaging and connecting at the highest level. If you’re looking for the perfect way to kick off a conference or welcome back your staff at the beginning of the school year, Steve Spangler will help you create a BEST DAY EVER experience.

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I cannot say enough about the power of your message and your masterful delivery. Our staff has not stopped talking about your words and presentation since you left. You changed the way we think about creating experiences for our students.

Steven Estepp – Superintendent, Mariemont City Schools

Keynote Presentation

Best Day Ever – The Art & Science of Creating Unforgettable Learning Experiences

Steve Spangler is the science teacher you always wanted in school. Without warning, things would fizz, pop and explode and the next thing you know his students were chanting “Best day ever!” But something else happened… amidst all that fun, Steve discovered that his students engaged at a higher level, listened with greater intention and were eager to learn more.

During this entertaining and inspirational presentation, Steve will demonstrate how BEST DAY EVER moments are more than just a feeling or emotion. BEST DAY EVER is a powerful principle that helps educators create experiences that stimulate engagement at the highest levels and help students build connections that spark critical thinking and creativity.

In this presentation, participants will…

  • Explore simple engagement strategies to build “sticky” connections
  • Unlock the power of the scientific mindset to think differently
  • Harness the power of purpose-driven engagement
  • Leave with a rekindled sense of hope and purpose

You’ll discover the secret to achieving higher student engagement is to create purpose-driven experiences that captivate, fascinate and stimulate inquiry… all at the same time.

By the end of the presentation, you’ll be inspired to connect differently, challenged to think differently and committed to engage differently as you set out to create your own BEST DAY EVER experiences.


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“At the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, we’re lucky to have a longstanding relationship with Steve Spangler. When our teachers needed help with strategies and better practices for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, we again turned to Steve Spangler. He’s an engaging and compelling speaker – and an outstanding educator who setting new standards in virtual learning.

Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and CEO, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards


What audiences SEE is a fun, high-energy presentation featuring some of Steve’s coolest experiments used to build connections between educational concepts and real-world applications. Just watch out for the flying potatoes!

Steve Spangler Stage Keynote


What audiences HEAR is Steve’s masterful storytelling drawn from years of experience as a classroom educator, business leader and science communicator. Steve’s insights help audiences reconnect with both the how and the why behind what we do every day.


What audiences FEEL is a rekindled sense of hope and purpose. Steve will inspire you to connect differently, challenge you to think differently and commit you to engage differently as you set out to create your own unforgettable experiences.

Who Should Hear Steve Spangler?

Teachers from all walks of life love Steve Spangler and his passion for education. His message about the importance of creating experiences that connect and engage resonates with anyone connected to education. Steve is a popular speaker at state and national education conferences, association meetings, school district events, administrator retreats, STEM conferences and any other event where participants are focused on engaging and connecting at the highest level. If you’re looking for the perfect way to kick off a conference or welcome back your staff at the beginning of the school year, Steve Spangler should be at the top of your list.

6,500 Presentations and Counting

From the moment Steve Spangler steps on the stage, you know that this is not going to be your typical five points and a poem presentation. The energy is high, the visuals are wildly fun and the stories are filled with laughter that punctuates the deeper lessons of professional development and personal growth.

That’s why conference organizers and event planners give Steve Spangler rave reviews as the keynote speaker audiences never forget.

Best Day Ever is a Great Conference Theme

Conference planners and event organizers often use Steve’s Best Day Ever message as the unifying theme for their entire conference. Steve’s message of creating experiences that connect, engage and unlock a child’s creativity sets the stage for an event filled with learning and fun. Contact our office and let us help you customize an experience your participants will never forget.

Here’s What the Audience Had to Say…

We have had some incredible keynote speakers in the past, but Steve Spangler was the very best.
So inspirational and I think Steve renewed the child wonder in all of us. Very engaging and I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time – too long! Best speaker to date in my opinion.
#BestDayEver He was the most incredible speaker I have ever seen. Just what I needed to start the year!
Steve was amazing! His focus on the connections with students was great. I like the reminder that we could be the one who plants the seed that ignites a passion in a student.
Had a smile on my face the whole time. Really wonderful inspiration. Be passionate, creative, curious yourself as a model for students. 
Keeping school filled with fun, engaging, goofy learning! Steve Spangler was a wonderful presenter, humorous, engaging, fun, and wove in stories of the classroom that really hit home.
Steve reminded me of feelings and reason of why I chose this profession, passion, wonder, humor and being connected to those around you. His enthusiasm was incredible!!
Wow!! 200+ teachers were locked in and hanging on Steve’s every word. Bring his enthusiasm to the first day of school and it’s a guaranteed great year ahead.

Mariemont City Schools – Cincinnati, Ohio

Incredible presentation at ScIC 11, but don’t take my word for it. We surveyed the audience and your NPS (Net Promoter Score) was off the charts with an unheard of score of 83. Seriously, that’s insane! Our tribe wants more Steve Spangler.

David Bakker – ScIC (Science is Cool) Founder – CEO PocketLab

“Amazing content, best practices, and the perfect amount of fun and inspiration. Your keynote was truly the best we’ve ever seen!”

-Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children

The audience didn’t know what hit them. Laughter, tears and deep insights that can only come from a real teacher. Your message was exactly what we needed to hear. Best Day Ever!

Battelle Education SUMMIT

Steve’s keynote presentation at Space Symposium’s Teacher Liaison breakfast was the inspirational roller coaster that kept every educator invigorated and equipped for the adventure of teaching and kept them cheering all the way. His presentation brought the entire room to tears, followed by raucous laughter. Best of all, his kindness and professionalism made him a delight to work with, and his passion and enthusiasm emboldened educators to create the “best day ever” experiences for their students.”

Courtney Black​​ – Education Project Manager, International Space Station National Laboratory

I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Steve speak once before, but Saturday just hit a little different for me. There was a moment that I started crying because seeing the look on our participants’ faces… I realized that WE created this amazing experience together. Steve helped me rediscover my passion. Thank you for working with us and making sure we had “The Best Day Ever”!

Angela Cuellar – Director, Lake County Office of Education


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Steve Spangler - STEM Educator

About Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler brings charisma, energy and innovative ideas to the education profession. Nationally known as a teacher’s teacher, Steve travels extensively working with teachers on creative strategies to make learning more connected and engaging in the 21st century classroom. Steve’s in-person and virtual presentations focus on inquiry-based learning that highlight best practices for classroom teachers with research-guided strategies for purpose-driven engagement.

Spangler speaks regularly to educators and administrators at regional and national association meetings and over 100 private events annually. He challenges today’s educational leadership to provide professional development that gives teachers the skills needed to build connections that engage and inspire students to think differently and solve problems using a new level of creativity.

Meeting Planner Information

He’s a best-selling author, STEM educator and television personality who finds the most creative ways to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

He’s the guy who’s responsible for sharing YouTube’s first viral science video teaching people how to drop those little Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke. Today, his videos on social media have more than 1 billion views (that’s with a “b”).

For the past 25 years, his books and online experiments have been widely used by parents and educators to increase student engagement and inspire young scientists to learn more about STEM-based careers.

With more than 1,600 television appearances and multiple Emmy awards to his credit, he’s also a regular guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where she calls him… the science teacher you always wanted to have in school… because the fire department shows up twice a year.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Steve Spangler.

  • Wireless lavaliere (lapel) microphone
  • Projector and screen
  • Steve will bring his MacBook Pro (2021) laptop and all of the necessary adapters (specific to the Mac) needed to connect the video (HDMI or VGA) and audio outputs to your system
  • Steve would prefer to have his laptop on stage with him so that he can control the content
  • PowerPoint slides are prepared in the 16X9 format
  • Steve will travel with his own clicker (Perfect Cue) to control his slides
  • Because of copyright restrictions, Steve must use his laptop to deliver his presentation. He is not able to send his slides/videos in advance to copy onto a master computer.

There is no one single factor that influences the success of the presentation more than the set-up of the room. Steve and his support team are experts in helping you finalize a room layout that accommodates his high level of audience engagement.

SET-UP TIME – Steve needs to have at least 30 minutes away from the audience to set his materials and demonstrations. Someone from Steve’s team will be on hand to help distribute materials on tables or under chairs if Steve is doing a hands-on activity with the audience. This will be discussed in more detail after the program is booked.

SEATING – The distance from the first row of seats or tables to the stage (performing area) should be as small as possible. Speakers often joke about Death Valley – the greater the valley between the stage and the front row, the greater the likelihood the presentation is going to die. When possible, please keep Steve as close to the audience as possible.

STAGE / RISER – The ideal stage/riser height for audiences of up to 200 people is 6 to 12 inches, and for larger audiences, a riser of 12 to 24 inches is appropriate. A stage or raised platform is only important if you want your audience to see, engage and benefit from Steve’s message!

ROOM SET-UP – A wide room set-up is vastly superior to a long room set-up. In other words, in a rectangular meeting room, place your stage in the middle of the long wall so the audience is evenly divided between left and right.

TABLE ON STAGE – Please have a standard folding table (2×6) or something a little smaller on stage for Steve to set his props and demonstrations. Drape the table to make the stage look great. If a waiter stand and tray are available at the venue, please set it next to the table.

LIGHTS – It’s important to aim as much light on the stage as possible. If the venue is a hotel, check to make sure the lights over the stage area are working… and bright. If the room has theater spotlights or any type of stage lights, please aim them to cover the entire stage.

NO NEED FOR A PODIUM – Steve will not use a podium during any part of the presentation. If other speakers are using a podium, please position it on either the right or left side of the stage.